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Money market fund assets fell to $2.568 trillion

Thu, 09/20/2012 - 5:11pm
The Associated Press

Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $10.33 billion to $2.568 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $1.88 billion to $888.73 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category rose $2.2 billion to $700.1 billion. Tax-exempt retail fund assets fell $330 million to $188.63 billion.

Meanwhile, assets of institutional money market funds fell $12.20 billion to $1.679 trillion. Among institutional funds, taxable money market fund assets fell $10.92 billion to $1.598 trillion. Assets of tax-exempt funds fell $1.28 billion to $81.39 billion.

The seven-day average yield on money market mutual funds was unchanged from the previous week at 0.03 percent in the week that ended Tuesday, according to Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet Inc. in Westborough, Mass.

The 30-day average yield rose to 0.03 percent from last week at 0.02 percent. The seven-day compounded was flat at 0.03 percent. The 30-day compounded yield rose to 0.03 percent from 0.02 percent, Money Fund Report said.

The average maturity of portfolios held by money market mutual funds rose to 47 days from 46 days.

The online service Bankrate.com said its survey of 100 leading commercial banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks in the nation's 10 largest markets showed the annual percentage yield available on money market accounts was unchanged at 0.12 percent from the previous week.

The North Palm Beach, Fla.-based unit of Bankrate Inc. said the annual percentage yield available on interest-bearing checking accounts was flat from the week before at 0.05 percent.

Bankrate.com said the annual percentage yield on six-month certificates of deposit was flat from the previous week at 0.19 percent. It fell to 0.30 percent from 0.31 percent on one-year CDs. It was unchanged at 0.48 on two-year CDs and unchanged at 0.46 percent on two-and-a-half-year CDs. It fell to 0.99 percent from 1.01 percent on five-year CDs.

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